This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Larger and larger! Only think of Persimmons weighing each over half a pound! Yet this is the story the scales tell us about some specimens sent us by Mr. Reynolds, of Norfolk, Va.
This locality seems to be specially favored as a home for the Japanese Pers mmon, and we shall probably hear of immense orchards there, as we hear of the Orange orchards of Florida.
We suppose there must be a ready sale for Japan Persimmons. The man who first named the tree Diospyros - The Pear of the Gods - "builded better than he knew." It is a delightful fruit.